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Ascent of Humanity Civilization and the Human Sense of Self

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ISBN-10: 1583946365

ISBN-13: 9781583946367

Edition: 2012

Authors: Charles Eisenstein

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Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science, religion, money, technology, economics, medicine, and education as we know them. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse.Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. Our journey of separation hasn't been a terrible mistake but…    
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 2/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.21" long x 1.61" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Author's Preface
The Triumph of Technology
Gee Whiz-The Future!
Utopia Postponed
The Addiction to Control
From Separation to Boredom
From Affluence to Anxiety
The Origins of Separation
The Origins of Self
Fire and Stone
Language and Label
Mathematics and Measure
Keeping Time
Images of Perfection
The Marvelous Piraha
Cultivation and Culture
The Machine
Religion and Ritual
The Playful Universe
The Way of the World
The Scientific Method
My Personal Age of Reason
Masters of the Universe
The Quest for Certainty
Reducing Reality
The Ghost in the Machine
The Origin of Life
Alone in the Universe
Money and Property
The Realm of Me and Mine
Alone in a Crowd
The Anonymous Power
Social Capital
Cultural Capital
Natural Capital
Spiritual Capital
Time, Money, and the Good
The Economics of Other
Interest and Self-interest
The Crisis of Capital
The World under Control
The Total Depravity of Man
The Winners and the Losers
Life, Death, and Struggle
Yes and No
The Pressure to Break Free
Molding Minds
The Great Indoors
Life under Contract
The War on Germs
The War on Suffering
Life in a Playpen
The Crumbling of Certainty
The End of Objectivity
Truth without Certainty
Order without Design
The Nature of Purpose
The Purpose of Nature
Life without a Replicator
The Community of Life
The Genetic Plenum
The Age of Reunion
The Convergence of Crises
The Currency of Cooperation
The Restorative Economy
The Age of Water
Technologies of Reunion
Work and Art United
Back to Play
The Medicine of Interbeing
The Spirit of the Gift
Storyteller Consciousness
In Love with the World
Self and Cosmos
Human Nature Restored
The Fall
The Perinatal Matrix
The Gaian Birthing
Eulogy and Redemption
At Play, beside the Tower
Notes and Sources
About the Author